Replacing old oil furnace?

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Old 12-02-02, 09:43 AM
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Replacing old oil furnace?

I've got a 30 plus year old oil steel furnace - summer/winter hook-up that I want to replace with a gas furnace. The old furnace heats a water system connected to radiators. First thing I did when I bought this house was disconnected the water system and install a water boiler. My question is were can I find out info. on the internet or elsewhere about replacement gas furnaces that connect to water heated radiators, schematics, stats, prices, etc...

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Old 12-02-02, 01:56 PM
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Just what do you have now? You say furnace then you say boiler. That tank is it for hot water in the home?Are you looking for a gas boiler or a gas furnace. That summer/ winter hook up is that AC or not. Need more INFO HERE ED
 
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Old 12-02-02, 07:03 PM
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Ardmore Bill:

Sorry but we're pretty picky about specific details on your equipment.

A furnace is a device that heats air and usually blows the air through ductwork.
A boiler heats water and circulates the water (sometimes steam)
through some type of heating coil. Sometimes rads.

Please try to provide a clearer description of your system and what you need to know.
 
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Old 12-04-02, 07:32 AM
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Sorry, It is a home heating boiler, connected to the radiators(water, not steam) through the house to provide the house heat in the winter. It also heats the house hot water (called Summer\Winter hook-up by my oil company)to the sink and shower.

Do you folks have any info. on conversions to a gas boiler - schematics, stats, prices - that can be found on the internet?

Since my first post i did find info. on a Carrier model I could convert to - model BW9. any thoughts?

greatly appreciated,
Bill
 
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Old 12-04-02, 10:53 AM
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Have you been to www.heatinghelp.com
That is where the so called wet heads arelot of info on boilers ED
 
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Old 12-04-02, 10:57 AM
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Ardmore Bill;

I take it that you have already installed a separate hot water heater.
Except for the installation of the gas service, replacing a boiler on an existing system is fairly straight forward.

Rather than searching for a particular unit at this time, I would suggest you get at least three contractors down to quote you on this first.
Contractors will usually represent a certain brand of unit.

It would be better in my mind to evaluate the particular boiler they are offering, as well as the service and reliability they will offer as a contractor.

Within limits I believe the contractor is more important than the brand.
 
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Old 12-04-02, 03:23 PM
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Thanks folks, that will get me started.

Bill
 
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